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House Republicans criticize Attorney General Herring’s unilateral actions on concealed carry permits

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring unilaterally ended concealed carry reciprocity with 25 states Tuesday.


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Office of Attorney General recognized for gang prevention efforts by Virginia Gang Investigators Association

The Office of Attorney General Mark R. Herring received an award from the Virginia Gang Investigators Association (VGIA) in recognition of its unprecedented support of gang investigators and prevention of gang violence in the Commonwealth.


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Attorney General Mark Herring urges passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015

Attorney General Mark R. Herring, along with the attorneys general of 36 states plus the District of Columbia, has written to leaders in the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees urging passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 (S. 524/HR 953).


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Statement of Attorney General Mark Herring on marriage equality oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court

After attending oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement.


Attorney general’s office honored for role in breaking up Southwest Virginia cockfighting ring

Attorney General Mark Herring accepted the Humane Law Enforcement Award from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for his office’s role in shutting down and successfully prosecuting a multi-state cockfighting ring in Wise County, Virginia and Kentucky.


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Attorney General Mark Herring statement on Supreme Court review of marriage equality cases

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to hear four marriage equality cases from the Sixth Circuit.


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Mark Herring on State Senate immigrant tuition bill

Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement on a Senate bill that would take away in-state tuition from students who have been declared “lawfully present” through acceptance into the federal “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program.


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Sen. Favola bill addressing sexual orientation hate crimes in Courts Committee

Today, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee will discuss SB 799 a bill that Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) introduced to address the perpetration of hate crimes against LGBT individuals.


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ACLU of Virginia applauds attorney general opinion on ICE detainer requests

Attorney General Mark Herring issued an opinion today concluding that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests seek voluntary action by sheriffs, corrections staff, and jail authorities, and, as such, cannot be used to deny someone their liberty.


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Herring and CFPB take action against retailer for abusive collections practices towards servicemembers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Attorneys General of North Carolina and Virginia took action today to protect military servicemembers from illegal debt collection practices.


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Herring launches statewide human trafficking awareness campaign

Attorney General Mark Herring today launched a statewide campaign to raise awareness in Virginia of human trafficking and resources available to victims.


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Herring sues guardrail manufacturer for sale of unapproved highway safety equipment

Attorney General Mark Herring brought legal action against Trinity Industries and Trinity Highway Products for selling Virginia unapproved, improperly tested, and potentially dangerous pieces of highway guardrail equipment.


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Attorney General Mark Herring shares important tips for safe holiday shopping

Whether shopping at the mall, at a local small business, or online, 2014 holiday sales nationwide are forecast to reach approximately $616.9 billion dollars.


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Attorney General Mark Herring on Rolling Stone UVA article

Attorney General Mark Herring commented on today’s news regarding the Rolling Stone article on sexual assault at the University of Virginia.


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Herring announces $3.8 million settlement with Sirius XM Radio

Virginia customers of Sirius XM Radio may be eligible for restitution under a settlement to resolve claims that the satellite radio company engaged in misleading advertising, billing, and cancellation practices.


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Mark Herring submits comments on EPA proposed Clean Power Rule

Attorney General Mark Herring has outlined to the EPA an evaluation approach that considers economic, health, and environmental benefits alongside implementation costs.


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APCo to provide rebates to customers, has approved profit reduced

The State Corporation Commission ruled that Appalachian Power had overearned during 2012 and 2013 and ordered $5.825 million in rebates to customers.


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Attorney General Mark Herring appoints new independent counsel in UVA sexual assault case

The firm of O’Melveny & Myers will serve as independent counsel to the UVA Board of Visitors regarding issues of sexual violence at the University of Virginia.


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Attorney General Mark Herring to replace counsel on sexual assault investigation

Attorney General Mark Herring announced Friday that a new independent counsel will be appointed to lead the investigation into UVA sexual assault policies.


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Virginia leads multi-state defense of healthcare affordability assistance

Virginia today led 18 states defending the right of millions of Americans to access affordability tax credits when they purchase health insurance on a federally-facilitated exchange.


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Herring urges congressional support of legislation to prevent online human trafficking

Attorney General Mark Herring today urged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet.


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Herring to host law enforcement conference on animal fighting

Attorney General Mark Herring is teaming up with the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the ASPCA for a statewide Law Enforcement Conference on Combating Animal Fighting in Virginia.


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Herring supports federal bill providing restitution to child pornography victims

Attorney General Mark Herring sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a House Judiciary Subcommittee expressing support for the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2014.


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Herring announces $105 million national settlement with AT&T Mobility

Attorney General Mark Herring announced today that along with the attorneys general of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the FTC and the FCC his office has reached a $105 million settlement with AT&T Mobility, LLC (AT&T Mobility.)


Marshall requests AG Herring for legal opinion on bigamy

Republican Del. Bob Marshall today requested an official opinion from Attorney General Mark Herring on the constitutitionality of Virginia’s bigamy laws in light of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear Virginia’s Marriage Amendment case.


House Speaker Bill Howell statement on gay marriage ruling

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Monday on the Supreme Court decision in the Virginia gay marriage case.


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Marriage equality for all: Supreme Court lets gay marriage rulings stand

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a surprise move, denied review Monday to five rulings from lower federal courts in cases involving gay marriage, leaving standing marriage equality victories in several federal circuits and opening the door to the freedom to marry for LGBT couples in many more states.


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Herring highlights resources during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Attorney General Mark Herring recognized October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by highlighting some of the services available to victims of domestic violence in the Commonwealth.


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Leaders applaud McAuliffe efforts to curtail prescription drug, heroin abuse in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed Executive Order 29 establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.


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Herring statement on new Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement regarding Governor McAuliffe’s creation of the Governor’s Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government.


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AG Mark Herring pursues accountability for professional violations involving opiates

Attorney General Mark Herring and lawyers in his office are aggressively pursuing action against pharmacists, doctors, or other professionals who overprescribe, steal, or otherwise illegally make opiates available.


Howell congratulates Virginia’s national award-winning Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) on Tuesday congratulated Virginia’s national award-winning Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.


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Herring encourages voters to register, prepare for November elections

Attorney General Mark Herring encourages eligible Virginians to register to vote and encourages all Virginians to confirm their registration and prepare any documentation needed to comply with Virginia’s new photo ID requirements.


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Newport News gang member convicted of 2008 double murder

Marcus Williams, the enforcer for the “36 Street Bang Squad Bloods” was convicted Thursday for his role in the 2008 murder of two Newport News teens.


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Local, state leaders support Attorney General Herring’s re-entry efforts

Virginia sheriffs, legislators, and community leaders expressed support for Attorney General Mark Herring’s prisoner re-entry initiative and discussed the importance of re-entry programs


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Attorney General Mark Herring announces inmate re-entry effort

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced he is creating a Statewide Re-entry Coordinator position and online Re-Entry Portal to help local sheriffs prepare inmates for release.


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Sen. Tim Kaine comments on McAuliffe healthcare plan

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “A Healthy Virginia” plan and initiatives announced by Attorney General Mark Herring to combat drug abuse in the Commonwealth.


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Mark Herring on Gov. McAuliffe’s actions to expand healthcare access

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement on Governor McAuliffe’s actions to expand healthcare services and coverage to more Virginians.


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Strong statement from Attorney General Mark Herring on McDonnell conviction

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on the verdict in the trial of Governor Bob McDonnell.


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Friends of Nelson comments on Dominion pipeline

As expected, Duke Energy has selected Dominion Resources and its subsidiaries to build and operate a massive new natural gas pipeline slicing through the heart of central Appalachia and Virginia’s Southside.